Jan 24, 2023

Earth’s inner core may have started spinning other way: Study

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Far below our feet, a giant may have started moving against us.

Earth’s , a hot iron ball the size of Pluto, has stopped spinning in the same direction as the rest of the planet and might even be rotating the other way, research suggested on Monday.

Roughly 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) below the surface we live on, this “planet within the planet” can spin independently because it floats in the .

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